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avatar Recreation Sites Restored in Storrie Fire Area
January 14, 2010 04:11PM
Plumas National Forest
P. O. Box 11500
Quincy, California 95971
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Recreation Sites Restored in Storrie Fire Area

Plumas National Forest visitors are in for a real treat in the Feather River Canyon with the addition of new picnic tables and restored trails. Restoration efforts have been completed at several recreation sites within the Storrie Fire area. Almost 25 miles of trail maintenance and repair was completed by the Mt. Hough Ranger District with help from partners this past summer in the area ravaged by the fire. Volunteers from the Back Country Horsemen, Student Conservation Association, and AmeriCorps assisted with the maintenance and restoration of the trails.

Fourteen miles of the Pacific Crest Trail from the southern border of the Lassen National Forest to the Three Lakes Trail, the Chambers Creek Trail (4.2 miles), and the Indian Springs Trail (6 miles) have been restored to allow hikers safe access through these areas. Signage for the trails has been replaced to make the trails user-friendly as well as encourage their use by both experienced and beginning hikers. Several campgrounds located along Highway 70 in the Feather River Canyon have also gotten a facelift with the addition of 64 new, concrete picnic tables. The campgrounds at Gansner Bar, Queen Lily, North Fork, and Hallstead received the new maintenance-free picnic tables. Wooden tables that were salvageable have been re-located to other campgrounds. While funding has been provided by the Storrie Fire recovery project, restoration of the area is ongoing.

The 55,000 acre fire on the Plumas and Lassen National Forests occurred in the summer of 2000.

For more information, contact the Mt. Hough Ranger District, (530) 283-0555.
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